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Using the Driver : Using Bulk Load for Batch Inserts : Determining the Bulk Load Protocol

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Determining the Bulk Load Protocol

Bulk operations can be performed using a dedicated bulk load protocol, that is, the protocol of the underlying database system, or by using parameter array batch operations. Dedicated protocols are generally more performance-efficient than parameter arrays. In some cases, however, you must use parameter arrays, for example, when the data to be loaded is in a data type not supported by the dedicated bulk protocol.
The Enable Bulk Load connection option determines bulk load behavior. When the option is enabled, the driver uses database bulk load protocols unless it encounters a problem, in which case it returns a warning or an error. In this situation, the driver falls back to using standard parameter arrays.